Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More information coming to light about the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla"

We all knew this story wasn't going away anytime soon. Well, some new details are emerging about the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" that the Israelis attempted to search on Monday when they were met with knives and metal rods to the face.

From the Jerusalem Post:

In a statement to reporters at the port on Tuesday, Colonel Moshe Levi, commander of the IDF’s Gaza Strip Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), said that none of the equipment found on board the three cargo ships was in shortage in Gaza.

“We have been working non-stop for the last twenty-four hours examining the cargo holds of the three large cargo ships and I can say with great assurance, that none of the equipment on board is needed in Gaza. The equipment that we found is all equipment that we have regularly allowed into the strip over the past year,” said Levi. “This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the whole premise of the voyage was for propaganda and provocation and not for humanitarian purposes.”

Among the equipment that the IDF agreed to show reporters were medical supplies, including electric vehicles for handicapped people, wheelchairs, stretchers, hospital beds and boxes of medicine. They also showed crates full of dry food products and children’s toys.

Very important to note is the fact that this is all equipment that Israel regularly allows into Gaza every single day of every single week. There was NO NEED for this confrontation. There was NO NEED for this loss of life.

“The cargo ships were loaded haphazardly, with all of the equipment mixed up in the large holds. Ships loaded in this way would not be accepted in any port. We are loading the equipment on the trucks far more carefully than it was loaded on to the ships,” he said.

Unreal. But wait, there's more.

Also from the JPost:

According to the defense officials, the IDF has identified about 50 passengers on the ship who could have terrorist connections with global jihad-affiliated groups.

During its searches of the Mavi Marmara on Tuesday, the military also discovered a cache of bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles, as well as gas masks. On Monday morning, at least nine foreign activists were killed during the navy’s takeover of the Mavi Marmara, which was trying to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The group of over 50 passengers with possible terror connections have refused to identify themselves and were not carrying passports. Many of them were carrying envelopes packed with thousands of dollars in cash.

The military is working to identify the passengers and is looking into the possibility that some of them have been involved in terror attacks. Some of them are apparently known Islamic extremists.

Bulletproof vests? Night-vision goggles?! What peaceful purpose are those used for, exactly? And I wonder what Hamas could do with envelopes packed with cash?

Hamas version of Woodstock, now with 100% less rock and roll

Let's also keep in mind that Hamas regularly attempts to import weapons by sea and has been caught in the act by Israel in the past. There's a very legitimate reason why Israel needs to inspect everything before it goes in to Gaza.

Here's the bottom line.

FACT: Israel is currently in a state of war with Hamas which controls Gaza.

FACT: The Hamas charter outright calls for the destruction of Israel.

FACT: Israel has the capability to flatten all of Gaza and all of Hamas within a span of approximately 2 hours.

FACT: Hamas has fired thousands upon thousands of rockets at Israeli cities and has terrorized the Israeli population for over two decades now.

FACT: In a state of war, a nation has no legal obligation to allow its enemy to receive goods by sea - especially when those goods are often used to KILL its own citizens!

But you know all this already or you wouldn't be reading this right now.

What you may not know is that Israel not only tolerates a hostile entity on its border but ALLOWS international donors to deliver all sorts of materials, food and medicine to this hostile entity on a DAILY basis. Had the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" gone about their business through normal channels and delivered their goods the way thousands of tons are delivered everyday, these 10 knife-wielding "peace activists" would still be alive today. But it should be PAINFULLY clear by now that the goal here was not humanitarian aid, rather it was to provoke Israel into giving people something to yell about.

This is who gets fist dibs on your Gaza-bound humanitarian aid

And in case you don't believe me about the aid being delivered, you can follow @IDFSpokesperson (note it's spokesPERSON not MAN - Israel is still the only liberal democracy in the Middle East) on Twitter and get updates like this:

99 truckloads (2,129 tons) of humanitarian aid + 300,000 liters of diesel fuel were imported into Gaza yesterday. 9:16 AM May 31st via web

92 truckloads (1,897 tons) of humanitarian aid + 218,340 liters of diesel fuel were imported to Gaza on Thursday-May 27 10:53 AM May 30th via HootSuite

2,405 truckloads (58,367 tons) of humanitarian aid incl. 5,278,798 diesel fuel transferred into Gaza during April 2010. 8:51 AM May 27th via HootSuite

281 patients and accompanying indvdls exited Gaza for med treatment + 158 Int. Org. staff entered Gaza b/w May 16-22. 12:43 AM May 27th via HootSuite

523 truckloads/13,517 tons of humanitarian aid + 938,127 liters of diesel fuel were imported to Gaza on May 16-22. 12:42 AM May 27th via HootSuite

218 truckloads (5,629 tons) of humanitarian aid incl. 173,405 liters fuel entered Gaza on May 26th 8:49 AM May 27th via HootSuite

88 patients and accompanying indvdls exited Gaza for med treatment + 37 Int. org. staff entered Gaza yesterday. 8:51 AM May 26th via web

106 truckloads (2,089 tons) of humanitarian aid + 214,409 liters of diesel fuel were imported into Gaza yesterday. 8:50 AM May 26th via web

Wow! What a crippling blockade! Millions upon millions of tons of aid come in, medical patients come out. That's right kids, the brutal Israeli apartheid regime allows dozens of Palestinians into their hospitals everyday (that they supposedly discriminate against) where they toil endlessly to SAVE THEIR LIVES. They have an entire system whose purpose is to separate their Hamas enemies from the innocent Palestinians that Hamas uses and abuses in order to maintain their ACTUAL apartheid regime. You know what else Hamas does? They hijack these "aid" shipments, steal the medicine, sell it to its own starving population and then USES THE MONEY to buy rockets that they then shoot at Israeli schoolchildren. You understand that?

Why should Israel bother expending all this effort to avoid Hamas and help the Palestinian civilians if they're as bad as everyone regularly makes them out to be? Why let anything in at all to a population that democratically elected Hamas, if their goal is to just destroy destroy destroy? Oh and by the way, do you know who DOESN'T put up with Hamas? You know who DOESN'T allow millions of tons of aid into Gaza everyday? The Egyptians - anyone want to start a protest at Egyptian embassies? Free Gaza! End the Egyptian blockade! Ridiculous.

I'm not asking these questions just for the sake of asking them. Everywhere around you there are people who don't read past the bloody headlines and make uninformed comments and assumptions based on the propaganda put out by the other side. I want someone from the pro-flotilla brigade to answer these questions. Who's going to step up and explain this to me? I'll debate anyone, anytime on this matter. Anyone, anytime.

But more importantly - who among you is going to step up and answer the NONSENSE that's flying all over world about this? I will NOT accept that we have to just concede the media to the other side. I will NOT concede that truth will be defeated by lies...because anyone who condemns Israel over this is LYING to you.

You get that? You are being LIED to.

It is imperative that we do NOT allow them to control the public opinion, we ALL have to speak up and speak LOUDLY.

There was NO NEED for a confrontation.

There was NO NEED for violence - which was initiated by the passengers and NOT the Israelis.

The ship was NOT delivering humanitarian aid, they were delivering toys, bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles. Anything else they had onboard was being delivered by land the same day with no incident, as it has been every other day for the past several years.

The passengers were NOT humanitarians, many of them were terrorists or had ties to terrorist organizations.

They held demonstrations on-board that called for violence against Jews, glorified the intifada and warned that the "army of Muhammad" would defeat the Jews.

Anyone who tells you any different is LYING to you. Call them out on it EVERY TIME they open their mouths and shut them down. We do not have to sit quietly and play their impossible game anymore. You've got the facts, you've got the videos, it's all right in front of you between this post and the one from Monday.

Do NOT let them get away with it.


That's what I think...what's YOUR reaction?

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Michael Crawford said...

I agree with you that it's critical that truth wins out in this situation. It's disgraceful how the media have lept to conclusions before investigating the facts. It was clear to me as soon as it happened that these clowns basically committed "suicide by cop" to make Israel look bad.

I'm doing my part. I've posted updates on Facebook about it and I had an argument for several hours with my boyfriend on the topic (he's French, i'm American... and all that that implies).

Just have faith. This is a big enough story that eventually the media will get around to reporting all the facts. This was a clever stunt by Hamas, but far from perfect and transparent as hell to anybody with any common sense.

Anonymous said...

Can you please send this to CNN, BBC, Fox News,Al Jazeera so the whole world will know the truth.

Trevor Smart said...

I Agree 100%.

The All Real Numbers Symbol said...

You mean the guys on that boat were actually terrorists? I'm SHOCKED, I tell you, just SHOCKED. (/snark)

And the only way I could be more shocked is if I learned that the terrorists weren't shouting "Allahuakbar" while stabbing the Israelis. -_-'

And then Obummer comes out on the side of the terrorists, no surprise there.

So, does anyone still remember that we were attacked by Muslims on 9/11 and that the aforementioned Muslims instigate most of the trouble in the Middle East? They started this mess too, and the only one I feel sorry for is Israel.


Anonymous said...

The Israelis were "suckered" into a propaganda stunt by the Islamic terrorists.

It turned out to be a "no-win" situation for the IDF, and the commandos did a magnificent job under horrific conditions.


RonMossad said...

Welcome to the site Michael. Reading comments like yours is what makes all this thankless blogging worth it. Keep it going, no retreat and no surrender in the information war.

RonMossad said...

Hi Mr./Mrs. Anonymous, every time I post something like this I always forward it to the "big guys" - unfortunately it doesn't fit in with the narrative that sells newspapers (i.e. poor little Palestinian Davids against Israeli war machine Goliaths) so they do ignore it.

Luckily we don't need to rely on them anymore to get the word out.

But we need your help to spread the message.

RonMossad said...

Thanks for the support Trevor and bogside

RonMossad said...

TARNS - speaking of 9/11:

Turkish FM likens flotilla raid to 9/11

Shortly before meeting with US Secretary of State Clinton, Ahmet Davutoglu tells reporters in Washington, 'Israelis think they are above any law, but we will stop them'.

I wonder if Hillary did her job as our representative and informed him that Israel would need to repeat the flotilla raid an additional THREE HUNDRED times just to equal the body count on 9/11.

It's innnnnnnnsssssaaaaannnnneeee.

Michael Crawford said...

Thanks, Ron. Love your writing and have bookmarked your site. Don't lose the feisty edge.

The All Real Numbers Symbol said...

I wonder if Hillary did her job as our representative and informed him that Israel would need to repeat the flotilla raid an additional THREE HUNDRED times just to equal the body count on 9/11.

Not in the clip I watched of her press confrence. Some fun quotes from that conference, however, include: "We support, in the strongest terms, the security council's call for a prompt, impartial, credible, and transparent investigation."

The U.N. Security council? Having a prompt, impartial investigation? There's only one U.N., right? 'Cause I don't think I'm thinking about the one she's talking about.

Another fun one was: "Ultimately the solution to this conflict must be found through an agreement based on a two-state solution negotiated between the parties."

Two-state solution? I didn't bother to talk much about this quote on my blog, I just linked back to your "Two-states of confusion" article.

Oh, also she said something about a Palestinian Authority. I didn't know there was a Palestinian Authority.

RonMossad said...

Of course there's a Palestinian think it's easy to organize the embezzlement of literally billions of aid dollars? There's no question that the Palestinians are the AUTHORITY on that.

Benny said...

Great blog... It's nice to see clear minded'ness on this whole issue.

Doesn't it feel so lonely being so outnumbered by unintelligent people?? I'm finding it hard to breathe, when I keep hearing people condemning Israel!! It makes me feel so imprisoned, being the only person to think and find out the 'entire' story before judging.

RonMossad said...

Very very frustrating Benny...beyond frustrating

Anonymous said...

Who was the Kurdish leader that the Mossad tell about to Turkey?

Anonymous said...

I strongly recommend you all to watch "Tears of Ghaza" before going around claiming your countries to be Great.
Terrorists are not born, they are made... and they are made because of what your politicians, militay have been doing for so many years.